Al Nabooda

  • Team Name: Al Nabooda
  • Sponsors: Al Nabooda Automobiles
  • Based in: Dubai
  • Founded: 2005
  • Team Manager: Vijay Rao
  • Facebook: fb.com/alnaboodaracing

Racing History

  • 2012-13 Team champions,
    Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East
  • 2012-13 Individual champion, Clemens Schmid,
    Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

Team Summary and Description

Al Nabooda Racing was established eight years ago by Al Nabooda Automobiles, the authorised Porsche dealer in Dubai and Northern Emirates, UAE.

The team enjoyed success in its first season, with Karim Al Azhari winning the Gulf Radical Championship. Al Azhari went on to retain the title in 2006, and secured successive UAE GT racing titles in 2007 and 2008.

Al Nabooda Racing first appeared in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East in the 2011-12 season, with Al Azhari and Stephane Lemeret, a former Belgian Touring Car champion, sharing the driving. Lemeret fiished 7th and Al Azhari 10th overall in the drivers‘ championship.

For the 2012-13 Porsche GT3 Cup season, Al Nabooda Racing launched a two-car challenge in the team championship and enjoyed a double title triumph.

Young Austrian driver Clemens Schmid won seven of 12 rounds on his way to securing the the invidual drivers‘ title, while Al Nabooda Racing team-mate Al Azhari scored his first race victory in the series in the final race weekend to help the Dubai outfit achieve their main objective, to land the Porsche GT3 Cup team championship.

Season Objective

To underline its position as the leading team in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East by retaining the team and individual drivers’ titles.

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Bahrain International Circuit - Bahrain

Season 13

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Latest Results


Bahrain International Circuit - Bahrain

Winner: Ayhancan Güven

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